Summary: Every year, thousands head to their doctors to enhance or correct their nose. For the first time ever, trends are starting to show that men are making up a large portion of those who are seeking rhinoplasty procedures.
Not Just For Women Anymore
Cosmetic Surgery is often times thought of as women’s stuff. It is true that more and more women every year are electing to have some form of plastic surgery, but they are definitely not the only ones. The trends are showing that men are starting to jump on the band wagon, and among the most popular procedures for guys are rhinoplasty, often referred to as “nose jobs.” Their reasons are numerous, and men are starting to head to their plastic surgeon for nasal surgery consultations in droves. It’s hard to say what exactly set this trend in motion, but male rhinoplasty cases are undoubtedly gaining momentum.
The Numbers Are In
Rhinoplasty is the number 2 most requested cosmetic procedure requested by men today, and is only marginally edged out for first place by liposuction. For women, rhinoplasty is only the 6th most common procedure. Why are an increasing amount of men going under the knife to alter the look of their noses? To look as good as they feel! Men are no longer afraid to alter their outer appearance to match their inner mood, and many men today are not happy with their noses imperfections- whether it be a large bump, a drooping tip, a narrow shape, or corrective surgery to open up the breathing passages.
So Many Reasons Why
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can be used for health reasons as well as aesthetic reasons. Some of the reasons men are choosing rhinoplasty include:
- Repairing a deviated septum
- Correcting breathing issues which cause snoring/sleep apnea
- Sculpting a more pleasing profile
Aesthetically, trends show that men are not seeking feminine shaped noses… they are looking to enhance their own noses and keep a masculine profile. With the emphasis on looks becoming increasingly popular in today’s society, it really isn’t that much of a surprise that men are starting to follow in women’s footsteps to the surgeons office.
Past, Present, Future
Historically, more women have participated in cosmetic surgery because many feel the pressures to look beautiful effect their gender more than men. Today, this is not necessarily the case. With attractive males gracing billboards and the covers of magazines, the pressures to be perfect are being placed on males, too. The trend for male rhinoplasty cases is expected to sore, and as technology advances and makes procedures safer and more efficient, the spike in all cosmetic procedures is expected to continue to soar.
Things to Consider
Rhinoplasty can be a challenging procedure on the male nose because the skin is thicker and typically their noses will stay swollen longer after surgery than a females will. There are always risks and complications possible, so it is important to discuss these issues with your doctor before you go ahead with a cosmetic procedure. However, with technology advancing every day, plastic surgery is not only becoming safer- it’s becoming more popular, too. You can see this with the spike in men electing to have nose jobs. Obviously men nose best!